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In the juvenile justice system in Utah, the primary goal is to rehabilitate the child or teenager.


The juvenile justice system also protects the public. Important differences exist between the criminal justice system in adult courts and juvenile courts.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney for a juvenile court case in or around Utah, consider the attorney's training and experience with these types of cases.


Attorneys often provide a free consultation and charge a flat rate for attorney fees and costs for juvenile delinquency and criminal defense cases.


Many of the top juvenile defense attorneys in the United States belong to the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC). Created in 1999, NJDC supports criminal defense attorneys who represent children in juvenile court. In 2005, the National Juvenile Defender Center separated from the American Bar Association (ABA) to become an independent organization.


NJDC gives juvenile defense attorneys a platform to exchange information, build partnerships, improve advocacy skills and participate in the national debate over juvenile justice.


The mission of the NJDC is to "promote justice for all children by ensuring excellence in juvenile defense." Learn more about the NJDC.

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J Robert Latham

J Robert Latham
J. Robert Latham, J.D., P.C.
3143 South 840 East Suite 420
Saint George, UT 84790
Licensed for 27 years, J Robert Latham is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended University of Utah College of Law... read more >

Benjamin S Ruesch

Benjamin S Ruesch
Ruesch & Reeve, Attorneys at Law
86 North 3400 West, Bldg C, Ste 101
Hurricane, UT 84737
Licensed for 12 years, Benjamin S Ruesch is a Criminal Defense and Civil Rights lawyer... read more >

Ben E Connor

Ben E Connor
The Connor Law Firm, Plc
1031 S Bluff St Suite 124
St. George, UT 84770-5206
Ben E Connor is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >
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Board Certification

National Association of Counsel for Children - NACC is accredited by the ABA to certify attorneys as child welfare law specialists and works to improve the quality of legal representation of children in dependency, juvenile delinquency, and family law cases.



Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

For more than 20 years, the UACDL has worked to improve the profession and reform the Utah criminal justice system. Today the organization has grown to more than 500 members including many of the top criminal defense attorneys in Utah. The UACDL offices located in Salt Lake City, Utah.


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